February 14-24, 2013. Directors Leos Carax of France, Miguel Gomes of Portugal, and Puerto Rican Oscar-nominated screenwriter Jose Rivera. Screenings at Beyoglu Cinemaximum Fitas, Istinye Cinemaximum and Caddebostan Cinemaximum Budak movie theaters. Pre-sale tickets for the festival with discounts available February 1 at mybilet.com
March 30 - April 14, 2013. Part of the 13th Istanbul Biennial events program, a special selection of films will be screened that will articulate the concepts of barbarity, civic awakening and the city.
Last Sunday in June or first Sunday in July. Annual event since 2003 marking the end of Istanbul Pride week. About 30 people took part in the first Gay Pride Istanbul. The July 1, 2012 march attracted 10,000-30,000 people with a parade from Taksim Square along the length of İstiklal Avenue. See KAOS for 2013 updates.
September 14-November 10, 2013. A contemporary art exhibition, held every two years in Istanbul since 1987, organised by the İstanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts. The Biennial aims to create a meeting point in the field of visual arts between artists from diverse cultures and the audience.